Friday, December 21, 2007

One of the Best Environmental Books Ever (And An Easy Read)

With two little kiddies at home who treasure our nightly bedtime story ritual, I recently rediscovered The Lorax, a powerful environmental fable first published by Dr. Seuss in 1971. First of all, Dr. Suess rocks. The Lorax has more of an edge than, say, Green Eggs and Ham, but it's become my all-time favorite. With whimsical illustrations and that amazing Seussian rhythm of words, the Lorax has inspired generations of kids and grown ups to consider the impact our culture of consumption has had on the planet and the living things that inhabit it. Check it out. A great gift. You don't need to be a five year old to dig it.